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Thursday, June 18, 2015
Crime Against Persons with Disabilities, 2009-2013 Statistical Tables
report from the Bureau of Justice Statistics presents estimates of nonfatal
violent victimization (rape, sexual assault, robbery, and aggravated and simple
assault) against persons age 12 or older with disabilities from 2009 to 2013.
In 2013, the rate of violent crime against persons with disabilities (36 per
1,000) was more than twice the age-adjusted rate for persons without
disabilities (14 per 1,000). Age-adjusted rates were used because persons with
disabilities were generally older than persons without disabilities. Tables
include information on victim-offender relationship, time of crime, reporting
to police and use of victim service agencies. Findings are based on the
National Crime Victimization Survey, and data from the U.S. Census Bureau's American
Community Survey were used to generate victimization rates. http://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=pbdetail&iid=5280